NRA Basics of Shotgun Shooting Class - Apple Valley Gun Club

NRA Basics of Shotgun Shooting

Apple Valley Gun Club Womens Shooting

You will learn how to shoot shotguns at a moving target.

Students learn the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling, shotgun parts and operation, shotgun shell components, malfunctions, shooting fundamentals, care and cleaning of your shotgun.

All AVGC firearms training classes and matches are open to the public.

The gate will be unlocked and open when you arrive and will be locked shortly after the event or class starts.
Please arrive on time or early.

This course takes place over two days.  You must attend both days to complete the class.

This course is taught by NRA Certified Instructors and includes classroom and range time.

Students will receive the NRA Basics of Shotgun Shooting textbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules card, NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet.

You will receive an NRA Basics of Shotgun Shooting certificate at successful completion of this course.

Required Equipment

  • Shotgun
  • 4 boxes of shotgun shells in 7.5 or 8 for your shotgun (No reloads)
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Notepad, pen and pencil

Loaner shotguns are available. If you would like to use a loaner shotgun or have further questions please contact the Training Team:


  • Closed toed shoes are required
  • No scoop neck or V-neck shirts are allowed
  • Bring a baseball style hat


You should pack a lunch for day two. Snacks and sodas are available for 1.00. We provide bottled water free of charge. We do have a microwave available.

NO FIREARMS OR AMMUNITION ARE ALLOWED IN THE CLASSROOM. THIS INCLUDES CCW and LEO. NO EXCEPTIONS! Leave your firearm and ammunition secured in your locked vehicle until an instructor directs you to retrieve it.

California law requires you to transport your firearm UNLOADED in a locked case.

Classes, training and/or certification are for individuals who are not disqualified from possessing a firearm as defined by applicable federal, state or local laws.  Individuals who have been convicted of a crime of violence are disqualified.  Student must be a U.S. Citizen or Legal Resident with a Green Card in compliance with U.S. Federal ITAR Regulations.

Online registration only.  No walk-ins will be allowed.

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